BY LIZA STROUT - It started as a whisper, and over the last few months has gathered steam. Word on the street is that the island real estate market is recovering by leaps and bounds.
While 2011 sales numbers showed the Charlotte County market was up by 11 percent and Sarasota was up by 17 percent, Gasparilla Island is up by 57 percent.
Gourmands and wine enthusiasts are invited to The Gasparilla Inn & Club for the historic resort’s most anticipated culinary event, the Sixth Annual Food & Wine Weekend.
The Royal Palm Players will be presenting “Rounding Third,” a tale of the tumultuous journey of two Little League coaches through an entire season, from their first meeting to the climactic championship game.
A kind deed in a cruel world can sometimes make all the difference in the world. One of the Beacon’s newspaper carriers had a huge streak of luck this week, after losing his wallet in Port Charlotte.
The Boca Grande Camera Club will hold its third annual photographic show, “Photography as Art” on Friday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Boca Grande Art Alliance.
The opening reception starts at 5 p.m. on Friday and the show runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 28 and 29.
The show is open to the public. It includes the best work of some sixteen local photographers. Featured this year also is the work of Dan Cox, renowned National Geographic photographer. Dan is also a member of the Boca Grande Camera Club.
One of the missions of the club is to showcase the local talent in photography. Many of the photos are for sale and there are also cards and other materials available.
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